Choose from two options:
At-Home or In-Office Collection
Peekaboo™ Gender Reveal DNA Test
- Finger prick at home
- Mail to our labs
- Results in 48 hours
Peekaboo™ PRO Test In-Office Collection
- Blood Collected at Clinic
- We schedule the visit
- Results in 48 Hours
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the Peekaboo early gender reveal test safe for my pregnancy?
A: Baby gender testing through Peekaboo is absolutely safe for both mother and baby because it is non-invasive. All that is required for testing is a small blood sample from the mother.
Q: How early in pregnancy can the Peekaboo early gender reveal test be performed?
A: Peekaboo offers the very earliest gender detection of any DNA-based test and can be performed as soon as 7 weeks into the pregnancy with 99.5% accuracy. Our superior equipment and testing methodology make this possible. Use the Eligibility Calculator on this page to see when you can test. The test is not validated for earlier than 7 weeks. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCIENCE
Q: How accurate is my result if I find out I was earlier than 7 weeks pregnant at the time of my blood draw?
A: The Peekaboo test is validated at 7 weeks of pregnancy or later. Accuracy at earlier times is unknown. There is an increased risk of an incorrect female result prior to 7 weeks’ gestation as the fetal DNA could be below the detection limit of the assay.
Q: How fast do I get my Peekaboo kit and what about shipping?
A: Shipping is free. The kit is sent to you via 2-business-day courier shipping (not including weekends) and your kit includes a 2-day airbill for returning your sample to the lab for testing.
Q: Does the Peekaboo test offer an accuracy guarantee?
A: We know how important this test is to you and promise to provide the earliest, fastest, and most accurate gender DNA-test result on the market. We’re so confident in the accuracy of the Peekaboo test that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee if the gender of your newborn doesn’t match your result.
Q: What is the science behind the Peekaboo early gender reveal test?
A: DDC scientists isolate cell-free fetal DNA from the mother’s blood, followed by amplification of both Y-chromosome and autosomal-specific regions using the latest quantitative real-time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) technology. Analysts are looking for the presence of the Y chromosome, which only males have. If the Y chromosome is present, then the baby is a boy; if it is not present, then it’s a girl! Learn more about PCR.
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Q: What can I do to prepare for the test?
- Hydrate well: The kit’s “Instructions for Use” recommend drinking a full 8 ounces of water 20 minutes prior to collecting your sample. This helps blood flow faster and can help to reduce collection time. Drinking water prior to collection also helps the sample to mix with the preservative in the vial more effectively. Don’t skip this essential step!
- Wash surfaces in testing area: Wash your counter or kitchen table thoroughly with water and mild soap prior to doing the collection.
- Remove plastic wrap from the Peekaboo kit before washing your hands: This ensures the kit is ready to go once you’ve washed your hands.
- Wash your hands thoroughly: Make sure to scrub every bit of your hands gently, but completely, as outlined in the kit’s “Instructions for Use;” we also suggest using a nail brush to clean under your fingernails.
- Dry your hands: Don’t use a communal kitchen towel! Instead, you can either air-dry or use a clean paper towel.
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Q: I want to have a gender-reveal party! Should I go ahead and schedule it for when my test results are due?
A: We understand Peekaboo is an important test for our customers, which is why we keep test times to a minimum. Before scheduling your gender-reveal party, please consider possible shipping delays or the need for additional sample testing. We suggest waiting to schedule your party until you have your test report in hand.
Q: Does this test work for twins?
A: This test has not been validated for multi-fetal pregnancies. If you are expecting twins or other multiples, we suggest relying instead on ultrasound and ultrasound 4D for determination of your babies’ sexes.
Q: I’m not 7 weeks pregnant yet. Can I buy the test now and then use it later?
A: Yes, you can! Just be sure to leave the plastic wrap on the box and use it any time before the expiration date printed on the kit.
Q: How are urine-based gender predictor tests different?
A: There are no sex hormones in urine, and the presence of sex hormones is necessary for any reliable and scientifically-sound gender test. The Peekaboo early gender reveal test is a DNA test, and DNA does contain sex hormones. Peekaboo analysis looks for the presence of the Y chromosome in the DNA contained in the mother’s blood, which determines whether the mother is having a boy or a girl. This is the most reliable, scientifically-proven, and accurate process for early gender detection.
*99.5% Accuracy at 7 weeks pregnant in clinical studies
**At-home gender test has 3 steps; PRO gender test requires in office visit that we can schedule for you